Champagne Trip June 13th-17th, 2022

With the relationships we have built in Champagne and our knowledge of the region, we are bringing enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity for a total VIP, all access trip to Champagne. 

For 5 days, we will host you in the world's most stunning wine region, offering once in a lifetime experiences.  

We have curated unforgettable tours, tastings and dinners, paying attention to absolutely every luxurious detail. 

Then comes personalisations.. Once you reserve your spot, we will hop on a welcome call to get to know you better, walk you through your trip where we will help you plan your free time in Champagne, and gather any additional details we need to make your trip the best experience you have had in wine country! 

Monday, June 13th

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Tour and Tasting at Champagne Geoffroy

Another well respected Grower Producer based in the Grand Cru village of Ay.  Geoffroy's wines are sustainably focused, and innovative.  Jean-Baptiste always has something new up his sleeve, so when we visit him, we are guaranteed to be trying unreleased cuvées or experimental wines.

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Welcome Dinner with A Vine Affair

Join us for a sunset welcome toast on the Le Bellevue Terrace of the Royal Champagne Hotel overlooking the vineyards of Champagne.  Then, we will head inside for dinner at Le Royal, the hotel’s Michelin star restaurant that showcases Chef Rieubland and sommelier Daniel Pires, as well as pastry chef Cédric Servela.

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Visit to Champagne Gimonnet and Lunch at Les Avisés

Start the day with a visit to the Chardonnay King, Didier Gimonnet.  Immerse yourself in the soils of the Cote des Blancs, and taste though Champagne Gimonnet's award winning cuvées.

 

For lunch, discover the cuisine of Chef Stéphane Rossillon and the wines of Champagne Jacques Selosse at Les Avises, on Domain Selosse.

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Tuesday, June 14th

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Wellness Morning

Join us for a group yoga session to energise and help you kick the jet lag.  

Nowhere else in the Champagne region can you enjoy a world-class destination spa overlooking the vines. We have hand-selected therapists that await to pamper, replenish, indulge, and restore you to the healthiest version of yourself.  Treatment menus will be provided to book.

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Tour and Cellar Dinner with Frerejean Freres

A tour of this beautiful boutique house that specialises in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  Every detail- from the wines to the estate are a fusion of  tradition and innovation.  After the tour, join us for a candlelight dinner in their beautiful cellars, where we will feature their cuvées paired with local, artisan dishes.

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Tour and Lunch with Billecart-Salmon

Visit the beautiful home of the now 7th generation, take a tour through the winding cellars,  and discover wines that embody quality and excellence, and the house's unique savoir-faire.  An all access tour, along with an elegant lunch in their french style gardens, this will be a visit like no other.

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Wednesday, June 15th

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Tour and Tasting at Champagne Bollinger

If you could be James Bond for the afternoon, I am pretty sure you would find yourself here!  Closed for public visits, we have the VIP access to one of the world's most iconic Champagne Houses, Champagne Bollinger.

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Moussé Fils Tour and Brasero Lunch

A grower producer who is a leader in sustainability and biodiversity.  Cedric has been named as one of the main producers in Champagne who is making a positive impact on climate change in the region.

A morning tour with a course lunch in the house's brand new, eco-friendly tasting room.  The course lunch will feature the house's champagnes paired with an all organic brasero cooked lunch.

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Dinner at Taittinger's Château de la Marquetterie

Acquired by Pierre-Charles Taittinger in the 1930s, Château de la Marquetterie shares a long-standing history with champagne. Over the centuries, the earth here has been trodden by strong characters who have shaped the soul of the place, making La Marquetterie a site of symbolism for the Taittinger family.

Join us for an unforgettable dining experience in the family's private estate.

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Thursday, June 16th

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Lunch at Le Jardin and tour at Taittinger Cellars

THE BEST restaurant in Reims for alfresco dining, Le Jardin offers a beautiful set menu for your lunch, paired with some spectacular wines.  Restaurant of Domaine Les Crayères, it is tucked away in a luscious green setting.

After lunch, we will head over to the famous cellars of Champagne Tattinger.  Go hundreds of meters down and discover the magical place where Comtes sleep.

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Antique store shopping and visit to Champagne Vilmart

Open to only us in the morning, we will visit Caves et Jardin Hautvillers, an antique store full of eclectic french charm, and famous for its vintage champagne buckets.

Then, we will head to Champagne Vilmart, where perfection and precision dance on the palate!  Laurent's wines are simply spectacular.

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Evening in Reims

Discover Reims by night and enjoy a night on your own.  The city is full of great restaurants and bars that fit everyone's personality!

A Vine Affair has a list of all the best places, and will set up reservations for you.

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Friday, June 17th

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Louis Roederer Tour and Dinner with Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon

A tour of what many would consider the best Maison in Champagne, Louis Roederer.  An innovative, boundary-pushing, sustainably focused, exceptional house- we are pleased to offer what we think is the best way to end this trip by touring the cellars, and an intimate, once in a lifetime Cristal dinner with Louis Roederer's Chef de Cave, Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon, in the historic Rouzaud family home.  This is truly a unique and unforgettable evening.  

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Tour and Lunch at Charles Heidsieck

There's just something about Charlie...  

Morning tour in the phenomenal cellars of  Charles Heidsieck, and lunch in the garden.   Closed to the public, we get access to one of the most private houses in Champagne, full of rich history and spectacular wines.

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Afternoon in Reims

Whether you prefer to tour the Cathedral, shop at the boutiques, or relax in the Eisenhower Residence, this afternoon is for you!  

We will have some insider options and are happy to set up any tours and tastings, but this is a great afternoon to reflect on your trip, and get ready for an unbelievable last evening.

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Travel and Accommodation 

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Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa, Champillon

a luxury hotel and spa in Champillon that invites you to the ultimate Champagne Experience.  With a Michelin Starred Chef, award winning Sommeliers, and considered Europe's 3rd best resort from Conde Nast's Readers, the Royal Champagne is the region's best 5 star resort.

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The Eisenhower Residence by Charles Heidsieck, Reims

A luxury boutique hotel, set in the center of Reims, owned by Champagne Charles Heidsieck.  Never heard of it?  Of course not!  Our insiders knowledge got you in as one of the very first to stay at this amazing property.  For several months, it was the residence of General Eisenhower when Reims was recaptured by Allied forces in 1945.

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Luxury Transport

Transport will be provided by a luxury travel company based right in Reims.  They offer several luxury vehicles to use for the group to get from one tasting to another, as well as transporting your luggage when we move hotels.

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Trip Price from $6500* per person

*Price based on double room, double occupancy 

All meals included except Thursday Night (Reims)

All travel inside itinerary.

All hotel and other taxes

**Trip price will fluctuate based on:

Room upgrade requests

Single occupancy in double rooms

***Not included in price (although we are happy to help with these):

Airfare and travel to and from Champagne

Hotel stays before and after the 5 nights inside the trip itinerary

Personal Travel Insurance